Teacher of Girls' Sport: Netball or Football Specialist

St Joseph's CollegeIpswich

Permanent, Full Time

St Joseph's College is a vibrant independent day and boarding school in Ipswich providing a broad and seamless education for over 590 boys and girls aged 3 - 18. We provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging opportunities that our pupils embrace in both the academic and extra-curricular life of the College.

The resultant all-round education develops our pupils into well-rounded individuals who challenge themselves to ‘being our best’ in every aspect of life at the school, and beyond. Our innovative teaching and subsequent success starts in the Prep School and runs all the way through the Senior School and Sixth Form.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly successful, committed and well-established Sport Faculty. The department has a long-standing history of success at local, regional and national levels across a range of sports. We are privileged to boast amazing facilities of which are all on site, including sports halls, award winning outdoor pitches, state of the art all weather surface and purpose-built strength and conditioning gym which is accessible to all students. We have strong links with local clubs and community providers as well as high level sporting organisations, the College is the Ipswich Town Women’s Super League Academy Partner and has a fast-developing Netball Provision competing at Senior level in the AOC Leagues.

We are proud of our female student athletes that have recently represent teams in senior national competitions (Women’s FA cup) and Netball Super League teams (Mavericks and London Pulse Academy) and who have played for their country.

We are seeking to appoint a strong female member of the sports faculty, with a games background in Netball and or Football. The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, well organised and demonstrate a genuine commitment to driving female sports participation at all levels. The ability to teach Core, GCSE and BTEC to an excellent standard is essential.

Support and professional development are a priority at St Joseph’s College. We invest in our teachers by providing regular coaching, career planning and training sessions. We have an “open door” lesson policy which ensures you receive extensive support and we promote peer-to-peer sharing of practice, all designed to help you be the best teacher you can be.

It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a female.

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Be committed to raising attainment in a classroom environment
  • Have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • Have a great sense of humour
  • Have an unwavering determination to work with students of all abilities
  • Be committed to continually improving classroom practice

Further details and an application form may be found at https://www.stjos.co.uk/our-community/job-vacancies or by contacting the HR Officer by email careers@stjos.co.uk or telephone (01473) 690281.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Saturday 17 April, with interviews taking place: w/c Monday 19 April.  The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant.

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